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This is the first of a two part series on spectator violence at sporting events. Part one covers spectator violence at professional sporting events. The second will focus on issues of violence at amateur sporting events, particularly parents as spectators and the behaviours they exhibit....
Although reliable figures are not available, in the decades prior to the mid-1970s, it was common for babies of unwed mothers to be adopted. Estimates of the number of women, children and families affected by the relinquishment of babies by unwed mothers are...
This report examines the program's governance, design and administration, risk management processes, audit and compliance mechanisms and capacity issues.
Rapid roll out, wide access to the program for both householders and entrants to the installation industry, and ease of transactions were key...
Gary Banks, Chairman, Productivity Commission, gave the fourth Ian Little Lecture in Melbourne on 13 April 2010.
What is 'human capital' and why is it important?
How is Australia performing? A mixed international report card...
New research has found that the vocational education and training (VET) system is actively adopting e-assessment while maintaining quality assessment practices.
This report examines key e-assessment issues for practitioners and auditors and makes recommendations to promote better understanding and improved practices in e-assessment....
Do subjective responses to survey questions about child care availability, quality, and cost, aggregated at the local geographical level, have any explanatory power in models of workforce participation and labour supply, ask the authors of this report.
They find that married women who live...
The Australian Government has announced reforms to improve consumer focus and protection in aged care, including an enhanced Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme.
These reforms mean that allegations of poor quality care or abuse will be investigated and acted upon quickly.
This document outlines the secon stage in the Rudd Government's health reforms, to deliver substantial improvements in the quality and availability of health care for Australians.
As part of the Australian Government's response to climate change the Prime Minister has identified energy efficiency as one important way to help reduce emissions and place Australia on the path to a low carbon economy.
This paper sets out some of the key...
Research and development and ‘extension’ programs play a key role in enhancing the competitiveness and productivity of Australia’s agricultural, fishing and forestry industries.This paper details the main issues to be examined in the commission's current inquiry.
• the rationale for Australian...